Book around Town

APL is excited to announce our new 2021 fundraiser, Book Around Town: Linking Library to Local Business!Help APL and support our local economy by purchasing a limited edition Book Around Town swag bag filled with coupons and items from your favorite shops, restaurants, golf courses, and more! Over $200 in value for just $75. Order between June 1st – June 15th. Stay tuned for more details!

Position Available: Children’s Department Manager

The Auburn (Maine) Public Library seeks a Children’s Department Manager due to a retirement.  The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic, outgoing, innovative, and creative professional with a passion for working with children and their caregivers. This manager is responsible for the operational and financial performance of the Department. It requires the successful implementation of senior management activities such as planning, organizing, evaluating and supervising. This position requires adaptable skills and abilities, the use of independent judgment, and a positive organizational attitude. Also, the work requires that the Manager have considerable knowledge, skill, and ability in every phase of the public library field, particularly as it relates to children’s library services for those from birth through age twelve.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience and a full benefits package.

The Auburn Public Library is a vibrant and well-supported community institution.  The Library is home to more than 85,000 items; more than 50 public computing stations; a computer lab; a media lab; meeting rooms for children, teens, and adults; and much more.  It has a very welcoming and customer-oriented staff.

The complete job description is available here.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to The posting will remain open until filled. No phone calls.

Scrabble Reading Challenge: March 15 – May 15

To continue our board game reading challenges, this next challenge will be based around the game of Scrabble. It will run from March 15th – May 15th.

Scrabble rules:

1. We will give you 7 random letters (or, if you have a scrabble game at home, you can draw 7 letters. No cheating, please!)

2. For each letter, read a book that corresponds to that letter (first letter of authors last name, first letter of title, for nonfiction, first letter of the call number, etc.)

3. For a bonus score, create your best word with the letters you drew, plus one free blank. Standard scrabble points apply.

Link to beanstack to keep track of books read:

Living With Intention, March 10 (Zoom)

Wednesday March 10, 4:30-5:30PM via Zoom

Often confused, intentional living is different from setting goals.  Intentions prioritize our emotions and how we want to show up in the world daily.  They are the commitments that empower us to remain in the present moment, foster better relationships, and live with emotional balance.  Intentional living is what John Maxwell described as “living your best story.”  

Join Mellow Mainer Meditation for a virtual workshop on how living intentionally can create greater joy.   Each participant will receive a handout to use to start their journey towards living with intention.

To register for this workshop, which will be presented via Zoom, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email  

Slow Flow Yoga, April 6-May 11

Take some time to slow down and dive deeper into the poses, while gaining strength, flexibility, and core balance.  Use the power of your breath to slowly move through your practice with intention and introspection in this vinyasa style class.  This is a moderately challenging class where pose variations will be offered to help everyone find their unique level of success.  Have a yoga mat, a yoga block or two, and wear comfortable clothes that will allow you to move well.  Take some time for yourself to move and breathe with grace, poise, and ease.

Learn more about our instructor, Rachel Legendre, at

This class will take place virtually via Zoom.  To register or if you have any questions, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email  Be sure to give your email address when registering; you will be sent a link to the class prior to the first class for which you are registered.

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

Pets and Heart Health, Feb 25 (Zoom)

The Auburn Public Library invites you to a one-hour fun and educational American Heart Association seminar about ways you can be active with your pet and the basics of heart health.

Besides the obvious value of a good snuggle, studies have shown that pet ownership can help
increase fitness levels, relieve stress, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and boost
overall happiness and well-being.

Pets also provide social support, which is an important factor in helping you stick with healthy habits.

Your Best Friend Can Help Your Heart Health, Thursday, February 25 4-5 p.m. (via Zoom)

FMI or to register, call 207-333-6640,ext. 4 or email

Book Bundles Ready to Go!

Grab a book bundle for a book surprise! Book Bundles have 3-4 books on a theme or in a genre. They are available through curbside or grab and go service, or pick one up during your browsing appointment.

Currently, we have the following book bundles available.

  • Kids Bundles
    • Start a Series
    • Fairy Tales
    • Who Was
    • Early Readers Level 1
    • Early Reader Level 2/3
    • Concept Books
    • Favorite Characters
  • Teen Bundles
    • Romance & Contemporary
    • Mystery & Thrills
    • Science Fiction
    • Horror
    • Fantasy
    • Graphic Novels
  • Adult Bundles
    • Romance
    • Mystery
    • Science Fiction
    • Thrillers
    • Fantasy
    • Contemporary.

Mr. Drew (and animals) on Zoom, Feb. 18

Join Mr. Drew in this virtual presentation via Zoom on Thursday February 18th at 11 am. Mr. Drew will feature 6 exotic reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates in this 40 minute event. Learn about the animals and about animal rehabilitation.

Please call the library to register at 333-6640 ext.3 . We will then send you the Zoom Link. Or register online:

We hope you can join us. Thursday Feb 18, 11:00 AM  –  11:45 AM

Browsing appointments start Feb. 16

The Auburn Public Library will reopen for browsing on a limited basis starting February 16. We are very pleased to welcome our customers back into the building.

To make an appointment for browsing, please call the Lending Desk at 333-6640, ext. 2 or the Childrens’ Department at ext. 3.

We will be limiting the number of customers in the building, so we strongly encourage advance reservations. In addition, we will be limiting families with children to one family/household at a time. Browsing will be limited to 30 minutes per day. Those who also have computer appointments will be limited to a total of one hour in the library.

The library will be open for browsing Monday-Friday, 10AM-6PM; and Saturdays 9AM-1PM. Please note that on Saturdays, we will not have public computers available and only limited Reference services.

We will continue to offer curbside pickup, and to take requests through email, phone, or through our online catalog. If you prefer to limit your time in the building, we are happy to prepare your items for pick up prior to your arrival.

We look forward to seeing you!

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